Breast reduction surgery is a popular procedure for women who have large breasts that are uncomfortable and cause back, neck and shoulder pain. The weight of your breasts can make it difficult to exercise, wear clothing items such as bras and swimsuits, and participate in normal activities such as dancing or running. A breast reduction can improve a woman’s health and comfort, as well as her self-esteem. Breast reduction surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. The goal is to reduce, lighten, and firm the breasts. After breast reduction surgery, women may feel more confident in their bodies, fit into clothes more easily, and improve their posture following breast reduction surgery. Men with gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue that resembles female breasts, can also benefit from breast reduction surgery.Schedule Appointment
The majority of women who undergo a breast reduction procedure do so because their breasts are physically painful. Some even find it difficult to breathe without a bra, indicating the heaviness of their breasts. Fortunately, breast reduction surgery can ease this pain and discomfort.
Also referred to as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction can increase the self-confidence of both women and men. They can wear clothing that is more comfortable and fits better. By undergoing this procedure, a patient’s quality of life and self-image are improved.
Breast reduction surgery allows patients to finally do things without worrying about their breasts getting in the way. Candidates for breast reduction surgery are typically women with large breasts (sometimes D-cup or larger). Women with asymmetries between their two breasts due to developmental irregularities, congenital anomalies, or previous surgeries can also benefit from the procedure.Schedule Appointment
A breast reduction can make your breasts smaller and more proportionate to your body. Larger breasts are typically positioned lower on the chest than ideal and have a larger areola size. The surgical procedure can also include improving the shape of your breasts by lifting and reshaping them. With the breast tissue shifted upward and the weight reduced, the patient’s shoulders and neck will be relieved of the tension and pressure caused by her bra straps.
The best time to have a breast reduction is when breasts are fully developed. If breast size changes due to weight gain or during pregnancy, then prior breast reduction surgery may no longer be effective.
To ensure that you get the best results possible, it’s important to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing this type of procedure. They’ll also be able to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding recovery time.Schedule Appointment
Breast reduction surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure that takes two to three hours on average but can take longer in some cases. Patients can go home the same day, but it is recommended that you have someone support you at home for at least the first few days of recovery because performing daily tasks on your own will be difficult.
A breast reduction can result in surgical scarring, nipple sensitivity loss, and the inability to breastfeed in the future. During your consultation with Dr. Louis from Plastic Surgery Solutions, he will explain in detail the risks involved in the procedure to manage your expectations while providing optimal results during your breast reduction surgery.
Breast reduction surgery can take up to six weeks to fully recover from. Being in good physical shape can help you heal faster. Follow your surgeon’s instructions both before and after your breast reduction surgery.Schedule Appointment
Depending on the extent of the procedures, patients will experience different levels of pain and discomfort. During your recovery, your plastic surgeon will prescribe you painkillers along with other medications, such as antibiotics.
Breast reduction surgery, like any other surgery, has risks, but with proper planning, preparation, and follow-up care, it can be a positive life-changing event for many women.
Any incision made during surgery will result in scarring of some kind. Work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with breast reduction to reduce the extent of scarring.
Give Plastic Surgery Solutions a call today and let’s schedule you breast reduction consultation.